"Meaningful Use" Posts

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Meaningful Use Stage 2: A Giant Leap in Data Exchange

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | August 28, 2012

The CMS and ONC Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules we just issued represent a massive step forward in advancing the secure exchange of information between providers and patients to support better care across the nation. Getting the right information to the right person at the right time can be a matter of life and death.  Unfortunately, anyone who has been a patient or cared for a patient understands that it’s simply not happening today.

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Joint Hearing to Conceptualize Clinical Quality for Meaningful Use Stage 3

Joshua Seidman PhD | June 19, 2012

Recognizing the importance of evolving quality concepts within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, two ONC federal advisory committee workgroups jointly held a full day hearing on June 7, 2012 to identify ways in which Meaningful Use Stage 3 may advance the consistent delivery of high quality care in diverse care settings. Experts from health care delivery organizations, quality improvement organizations, industry, and academia shared insights regarding how clinical decision support,

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Accelerating Progress on EHR Adoption Rates and Achieving Meaningful Use

Mat Kendall, M.P.H. | May 8, 2012

As spring quickly blends into summer, we at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) continue to see signs that providers and hospitals nationwide understand why electronic health record (EHR) adoption and achieving meaningful use is critical to improving patient care.

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use NPRM Moves Toward Patient-Centered Care Through Wider Use of EHRs

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | February 24, 2012

Substantial evidence shows that higher adoption of electronic health records (EHR) can save our health care system money, save time for doctors and hospitals, and save lives. Thanks to the Recovery Act and the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, we have seen great success and momentum as we’ve taken the first steps toward adoption of this critical technology: to date, more than 43,000 providers have received $3.1 billion to help make the transition to EHRs;

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